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Hoshi Mamoru Inu

Hoshi Mamoru Inu

Alternative Titles

English: Stargazing Dog
Synonyms: Star Protector Dog
Japanese: 星守る犬


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 5
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 5, 2008 to Feb 3, 2009
Authors: Murakami, Takashi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Manga Action


Score: 8.401 (scored by 810 users)
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Ranked: #2182
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Popularity: #3210
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Chapters: /5


A little girl picks up a puppy abandoned in a cardboard box and takes it home. As the years pass, the father of the family forms a strong bond with the dog as his wife and daughter drift away from him. Faced with a divorce, he puts a few cardboard boxes and the dog in his car and drives south to see the sea.


Hoshi Mamoru Inu was published in English as Stargazing Dog by NBM Publishing on November 1, 2011, and in Brazilian Portuguese by Jbc in September 2014. It was also published in Spanish by Editorial Kamite in March 7, 2015 as Hoshi Mamoru Inu: El Perro Guardián de las Estrellas.

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Dec 31, 2011
At 125 pages this is a very short but sweet manga. It is a beautifully told story seen through the eyes of a loyal dog, Happie. Don't be misled by the happy looking cover, the book packs an emotional punch and is extremely moving, one of the few books to get me teary eyed.

The book is actually in two parts, the longer piece being Stargazing Dog and Sunflowers, the short story which follows, acts as a sort of epilogue. I can't really go into much detail as it would spoil the story but it ties it up nicely making it a perfectly combined pair of read more
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